The Earl Who Loved Her by Sophie Barnes is the second book in "The Honorable Scoundrels" series. This is the story of Eve Potter and Bryce Harlowe. I have read the previous book but feel this novella can easily be a standalone book.
Eve is excited to be spending Christmas at Amberly Hall with her friend Margaret. Eve takes the Mail coach for her travel but tries to walk and ends up at the Earl of Ravenworth house. Bryce is living in exile and knows when Eve comes to his door he should turn her away...but the story has cause it to dangerous for her to leave. Eve finds herself very taken with Bryce but can her reputation take his?